Charged with teaching more than 500 students in two excellent buildings—a K-6 Elementary School and a 7-12 Junior/Senior High School—Harlem Public Schools is one of the largest employers in Blaine County. We have 61 certified staff members and 36 classified staff members, which translates into an excellent Student-to-Teacher Ratio. We also boast a technologically rich environment and all students have access to computers.

The community of Harlem, Montana, is located between Havre and Malta in the scenic Milk River Valley. Close to the Little Rocky and Bears Paw mountains, we’re a farming and ranching community only 45 miles from the Canadian Border. We’re also close to Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, and a large number of our students live there. These students and their parents are extremely proud of their Native American Heritage.

There are many cultural events to attend throughout the year, including many Pow-Wow’s. Harlem High is the site of the only Seed Show left in Montana. The seed show is an agricultural fair occurs annually. Harlem abounds in wide-open country and big skies with excellent hunting and fishing and is a great place to live.



  • New teachers start at year 5 on the pay scale: $41,930.
  • 4% raise for 2021-22 school year.
  • $2,000 signing bonus: $1,000 in September of 1st year and $1,000 in September of 2nd
  • Moving expenses up to $1,000 may be considered.
  • Premium Health Coverage: District will contribute up to $1,050 per month.
  • Coaching and tutoring opportunities.
  • 13 days of discretionary leave per year.
  • School district housing may be available.
  • Join us and be a Wildcat!

2019-2022 Certified CBA                             2019-2022 Classified CBA

Harlem School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our latest job openings are posted below. Click here to learn how to contact us directly.


Click on the below links to download an Application Form:
Administration Application
Certified Application
Classified Application
Montana Veteran’s Preference Application



All persons interested in coaching positions for Harlem Schools must first complete a Coaching Application which includes a fingerprint/background check.

If the applicant has a ‘clean’ background check, their application will be presented to the Coaching Committee for review. If they are approved by the Coaching Committee, their names will be presented to the Board for a recommendation to become part of the coaching pool.

All coaching pool candidates that have not coached for the District in the past year will be subject to updating their application information, including but not limited to their fingerprint/ background check. (A current letter of interest should include all areas of coaching desired.)

Harlem Public Schools is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Click here to download the Coaching Employment Application.

Currently Active Positions

CONTACT PERSON: Michelle Sears, Adm. Asst. | 406-353-2289 | PO Box 339 | Harlem, MT 59526

(1)     12 Month 8 Hr. Bus Driver/Custodian
Substitute Bus Drivers
Substitute Custodians

Effective:  2020-2021 School Year

Requirements:District Application, Current CDL with “S” Bus Endorsement, First Aide/CPR, DOT Physical, Pre-Employment Drug Screen and Background Check.

Sub Custodians need District App and brackground check.

Salary:$17.70 – Drivers & Substitute Drivers
$15.34 – Custodian Substitutes

Closing Date: Until Filled

C Squad Volleyball Coach
Asst. HS Football Coach
JH Cross Country
JH Girls Basketball Coach
Two (2) JH Boys Basketball Coach

Effective: 2020-2021 School Year

Requirements:District Application, Background Check and pass a Drug Screen

Salary: CBA

Deadline: Until Filled

Harlem School Nurse

Effective:  2020-2021 School Year

Requirements:District Application, Letter of Interest, RN License,  Resume, Reference Letters, and Pass a Background Check and Pre-employment Drug Screen

Salary: Depends on Experience

Closing Date: Until Filled

Full Time Custodian

Effective:  2020-2021 School Year

Requirements: District Application and must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.


Closing Date: Until Filled


Effective:  2020-2021 School Year

Requirements: District Application, Transcripts with 60 semester credits or higher, if no transcripts you must be able to pass Harlem Schools Highly Qualified Assessment and meet District age requirement (21 years of age). Must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug screen.

Salary:$16.09+ D.O.E

Closing Date: Until Filled